It did appear that Kristen Stewart had received a much needed boost after her troubled fortnight, landing the coveted lead in the film adaptation of William Styrom's acclaimed novel 'Lie Down In Darkness', but those reports appear to be more than a little premature.
As it is, sources close to the film have denied that there are any firm plans to cast the 'Twilight' star in the role.
A source close to the production issued a statement to The Washington Post's Celebritology saying: “While it’s exciting to see all the interest the project is generating, the film is still in the pre-production process and no offers to cast have been made as of yet.”
Celebritology quotes Stewart's agent, Ken Kaplan as writing: “This movie is at a very early stage, it is unfinanced and while Kristen is ‘attached’ to play the role, there is no guarantee that, if the movie gets made, she will actually do the role. All of the reporting on this is extremely premature.”
Rather the scandal hit star is 'attached' to the project, meaning that although the star and film makers are exploring the options of her taking the role, it is by no means a done deal yet, and given the worries about Stewart's reputation taking a battering in the wake of the revelations of her affair with married director Rupert Sanders, film makers are still free to explore other options.
Instructively, previously Colin Firth was rumoured to be 'attached' to the movie, yet is no longer involved, so sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
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